Pharmaceutical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore and understand the science behind drug discovery, development and distribution, and develop essential laboratory skills, with our BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree. Our Pharmaceutical Science degree course will develop your understanding of the science that underpins medicine, preparing you to translate scientific discoveries and technological advances into improved healthcare. As part of your degree, you’ll learn all about how the human body functions, the impact diseases can have on the body and how normal function can be restored through the use of drug therapy. Not only that, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on skills that will give you the edge in the pharmaceutical industry, including essential laboratory skills, research techniques and both inter and intraprofessional skills. At ARU, we know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. As such, we work with employers to ensure that you graduate with all the knowledge, skills and abilities to give you the edge you need to succeed in a competitive employment market. Our students feel that their voice is heard and that we value their opinion. According to the National Student Survey 2020, they rate their tutors highly and value the feedback they receive. As a Pharmaceutical Science student at ARU, you’ll get the chance to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in our category 2 laboratory in Chelmsford. Once you graduate from our Pharmaceutical Science degree, you’ll be ready to pursue a career in the medical field. From pharmaceutical companies to public health or the food and cosmetic industries, it’s up to you where your degree takes you.


Year 1: ·Cellular and Molecular Biology ·Human Anatomy and Physiology ·Scientific Communication and Professional Skills ·Principles of Biomedical Science, ·Fundamentals of Nutrition, Drugs and Metabolism Year 2: ·Essential Physiological Biochemistry ·Pharmaceutical Formulations ·Principles of Pharmacology ·Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Techniques ·Research Proposal ·Ruskin Module Year 3: ·Applied Pharmacology ·Biotechnology ·Specialist Case Studies ·Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs ·Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We'll make sure you're progressing correctly in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, practical exams, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work. In the first year of this degree, one-to-one tutor sessions will help you get a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. In years 2 and 3, assessments will focus on helping you change from someone who consumes knowledge, to someone who generates it and is able to think independently. This is a three year programme Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Pharmaceutical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS